The Office of Electricity (OE) annual Peer Review and Update Meeting is a programmatic review of projects funded by the DOE OE Energy Storage Program. The DOE OE Energy Storage Program includes a broad and comprehensive portfolio of projects covering storage technologies (e.g., advanced batteries, flywheels, electrochemical capacitors, CAES) for utility-scale and standalone applications, power electronics research, and modeling and analytical studies on reliability, performance, and economic benefits for grid integration and off-grid applications.
This year the Peer Review Webinar, from 10 am to 5 pm daily (Eastern), Sept. 29-Oct. 1, will include more than 50 technical presentations, more than 100 posters, and a dozen roundtable panels and keynote talks.
DOE OE Energy Storage System Programs
The DOE OE’s Energy Storage Systems Program sponsors the Peer Review, which features projects from Sandia National Laboratories, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), and DOE OE-funded university energy storage projects are also presented. The two-day Peer Review is open to the public.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
OFFICE OF ELECTRICITY
The Office of Electricity (OE) provides national leadership to ensure that the nation’s energy delivery system is secure, resilient and reliable. OE works to develop new technologies to improve the infrastructure that brings electricity into our homes, offices, and factories, and the federal and state electricity policies and programs that shape electricity system planning and market operations. OE also works to bolster the resiliency of the electric grid and assists with restoration when major energy supply interruptions occur.
OE leads the Department of Energy’s efforts to ensure a resilient, reliable, and flexible electricity system. OE accomplishes this mission through research, partnerships, facilitation, modeling and analytics, and emergency preparedness.
VISION – OE’S ASPIRATIONS FOR THE FUTURE
OE recognizes that our nation’s sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depend on access to an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. Through a mix of technology and policy solutions, we will address the changing dynamics and uncertainties in which the electric system will operate. We will leverage effective partnerships, solid research, and best practices to address diverse interests in achieving economic, societal, and environmental objectives.
PURPOSE OF MEETING
To better assess the value and integrity of the energy storage activities funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program and hosted by Sandia National Laboratories. Participants at the 2018 DOE/OE Energy Storage Peer Review will examine the most recent ES work performed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories. Projects cover the six major thrust areas—as well as many subtopics—as shown below:
- Equitable Regulatory Environment
- Industry Acceptance
- Safety Performance & Reliability
- Power Electronics